In 2019 and 2020, Girls in the Lead will have workshops in all of our project regions: Germany, India, Kenya, South Africa, Sweden, and the U.S. Each workshop will have a different topic and co-creation goal. Please join us!
Brainstorming a Movement
On December 3rd and 4th, Girls in the Lead co-hosted a workshop with Moving the Goalpost in Kilifi. 45 participants gathered to discuss ways to generate ways to address the gender equality gaps in soccer (football) in Kenya. The participants discussed the potential of building a movement to advocate for equality in soccer (football) in Kenya.
Tackling Competition in Recreational Sports
On November 29, 2019, Girls in the Lead hosted a workshop in Stockholm at which representatives from different sports organizations teamed up to discuss increasing girls’ participation in sports. The attendees specifically tackled the influence that competition has on girls' involvement in recreational sports. In order to tackle issues related to competition and exclusivity in recreational sports, the attendees set up these plans
- Send out a survey to assess core values driving stakeholders’ involvement in female empowerment through sports.
Find partners through our Girls in the Lead platform to create value-based leadership.
Create ownership through social media.
Facilitating Gender Awareness in Coaching Culture
On November 28, 2019, Girls in the Lead co-hosted a workshop in South Africa with our friends at Boxgirls South Africa. We welcomed 10 participants from an estimated 5 organizations to discuss coaching culture and how to facilitate gender awareness programming within it.
Improving Sports Structures for Girls and Women in Kreuzberg-Friedrichshain, Berlin
Currently, girls and women are still strongly underrepresented in club sports in Berlin. On Friday, October 18th, community sports leaders teamed up to discuss the challenges girls and women face in these spaces. After 4 hours, the sports organizations formulated clear recommendations for further actions such as :
Creating more exchange opportunities for women working in sports
Forming joint public outreach teams to present female role models.
The different sports organizations present at the Berlin Workshop will continue to meet on a regular basis to implement the recommendations.
Improving access to sports participation for girls in St. Louis.
Participation in sports can inspire girls and boost their self-esteem and confidence. On Friday, September 27, 2019, community organization leaders teamed up to identify the key barriers and potential solutions to girls' increased sports participation:
Lack of Transportation
The GIL St. Louis team plans to stay connected through visiting partner organizations, sharing a newsletter, defining learning priorities, exploring the idea of a Spring 2020 summit and launching a pilot program to improve access to sports for girls in St. Louis.